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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:21
Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:27
I recently purchased a new Asus laptop, and the hard drive on it is very slow and I am wanting to move into an SSD. I am having trouble finding a solutions on how to get Windows 8 clean installed on the new drive since I do not have any media for my computer as its all on recovery partitons. I do not have a product key either since its hard coded to the bios. I was able to pull a key but the MS site to download the W8 ISO states that my key is not a retail key and therefor cannot download the ISO.
Does anyone have any advice on how I accomplish this task? I would prefer to be able to clean install without all of Asus's stuff on it, but im not certain how.
Thank you in advance!
Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:28
Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:43
Not sure about the forum rules on this, but it seems legit enough to me.....I guess I'll find out, I am in the process of doing the same thing myself
Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:08
Interesting that they have made it this much of a hassle to clean install windows on a new machine lol
I would very much like to know if this worked out! I really want to clean install without all of Asus's stuff on it
Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:11
Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:16
I am doing a clean install at the moment, and used the following links for instruction...
Make sure to read the comments in the last link... Perhaps, they have some information on getting the ISO without a Retail key?
Hope I have been of some help.